The Fattoria di Montevertine is located in the heart of the rolling hills of the Chianti region, in and around the village of Radda in Chianti, between Florence and Siena. Sergio Manetti, then CEO of his own steel and iron industry acquired the estate in 1967. His plans were to restore the ancient villa and plant some 5 acres of vineyards for his own enjoyment and consumption. His first vintage was 1971, which was a very good year for the region. Pleased with the outcome, Manetti sent some samples of his wine to Vinitaly, which literally created an immediate hype amongst the wine critics. In fact the Le Pergole Torte is considered to be the original Super Tuscan wine along with Tignanello. Manetti got more and more involved with his wines, so that soon he decided to retire from his successful business, to dedicate his undivided attention to Montevertine. Since then, the Fattoria experienced a flurry of intense on-going renovations, including new vineyards, new winery facilities, and a keen eye to new technologies for his vinification needs. These improvements have brought Montevertine to the “Hall Of Fame” of the Chianti area. After Sergio’s passing, Montevertine is now in the capable hands of his son Martino, who is following his father’s steps in the quest for perfection. The main focus of Montevertine is obviously the respect for the native grapes of the region, resisting easy trends, which involves the adoption of foreign varietals. Therefore today’s vineyards (circa 23 acres) are exclusively planted with Sangiovese / Sangioveto Canaiolo, Colorino and Malvasia Nera. Always a free spirit, all of Montevertine wines are made with out designation. They simply carry the winery name and a proprietal wine name.